Melinda  Hansen

Melinda Hansen

Psychiatrist, MD Practice: Telapsychiatry LLC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Arizona, Florida Accepting Online
Updated October 25, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Dr. Melinda Hansen is a Psychiatrist in AZ, FL & NJ providing the services through telehealth.

With a strong desire to experience a wide breadth of psychiatric specialties, I opted to pursue residency through the University of Florida which had fellowship opportunities in geriatric, child/adolescent, forensic, and addiction psychiatry as well as pain management. This program allowed me to work closely with experts in these fields as well as participate in a Community Psychiatry Fellowship serving the severely mentally ill with close collaboration with their primary care providers. This led me to practice both telepsychiatry and integrated care models in Alaska for the Alaskan Natives as a traveling doctor upon graduation.


Message to clients

Psychiatry sparked my interest early on in my clinical years of medical school as mental health was frequently overlooked in comparison to patient’s physical health. I quickly realized that without mental health, patients were not able to care for their physical health. This inspired me to focus on sharpening my skill set to hear my patient’s mental health concerns, diagnose their psychiatric conditions, and work with them to find resolve for their mental health condition.

Given patients have unique needs and levels of engagement in their care, I do my best to “meet them where they are at” in their desire for treatment options. It is key in the patient/doctor relationship to have collaborative atmosphere where patients are given the tools needed to make the best decision for their treatment after a discussion of their diagnosis and the different treatment options with respect to benefits, risks, and alternatives.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $350 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 1 PM - 5 PM

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, 2022 - Present

St George's University School Of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2012


Licensure

Florida: ME120958

Arizona: 67526


Languages

English